Brokk Introduces Surface Grinder 530
The new Brokk Surface Grinder 530 (BSG 530) attachment removes materials such as paint and asbestos; surface preparation; and polishing on walls, floors and ceilings in renovation and restoration applications. Compatible with the Brokk 170, 200, and 300 remote control demolition machines, the BSG 530 allows contractors to tackle a range of previously labor-intensive projects up to ten times faster. Pairing the surface grinder attachment with Brokk’s remote- controlled operation also offers greater worker safety over manual methods.
Brokk will showcase the BSG 530 at Bauma, outdoor stand FM711/4. The company will also feature its full line of electric demolition robots, and the Atomized Water Mist dust suppression system. Brokk’s indoor stand, A1.451, will include the Brokk 70, the new Grapple Saw paired with the Brokk 110, and the Atomized Water Mist paired with the Brokk 170.
“The Brokk Surface Grinder addresses a gap in the surface grinding market where there is a long history of using handheld tools for ceilings and walls,” said Martin Krupicka, CEO of Brokk Group. “The Brokk Surface Grinder offers a faster, safer option than manual methods, especially when dealing with hazardous material. We see huge potential for concrete renovation in buildings from the 1970s when asbestos was often used for insulation and fire resistance.”
The BSG 530 is fully remote-controlled through the Brokk control box, offering an automated method of stripping plaster, contaminated material, tile adhesive, and paint from walls, ceilings and floors. The pairing efficiently removes material through constant contact and high pressure on the surface, resulting in a more even, consistent removal over large areas that is not possible with handheld grinding tools. The attachment can reach 517 lbf (2,300N) of grinding pressure for wall applications and 247 (1,100N) of grinding pressure for ceiling applications. The BSG 530 also has a feature that continually adjusts the grinding pressure to keep it constant. Along with substantial efficiency and quality gains, a Brokk robot and the surface grinder attachment offer greater operator safety and comfort than handheld tools. Thanks to the remote control, operators can position themselves a safe distance from the removal site, reducing the risk from falling debris and missteps on scaffolding or ladders. They can also distance themselves from dust, especially in decontamination applications. In addition, remote operation eliminates worker strain from the constant vibration of handheld tools. Reducing wear and tear on workers’ bodies helps prevent long- and short-term injuries that affect productivity. To further ensure safety when contractors remove hazardous material, Brokk offers an optional dust extraction system with the attachment to capture harmful particles. With the addition of the optional tools, the BSG 530 also can be used for surface preparation, creating a texture ideal for bonding new material. Brokk also offers optional tools for polishing concrete and natural stone on walls, ceilings and floors. The BSG 530 has an operating weight of 507 lb (230kg) with a length of 55 on (140cm), a width of 25 in (64 cm), and a height of 26 in (65 cm).